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    August 23, 2013
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the banned phrase of the day. >> we'll leave it there. thanks for watching. have a very, very cool weekend. see you back here on monday. "special report" up next. heinous example of senseless violence. this time against an 88-year-old war veteran. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. delbe delbert survived a gunshot in world war ii. he could not, however, survive the mean streets of spokane, washington. he was beaten and left for dead wednesday night. as with the case of an oklahoma college student last week, the victim was apparently picked at random. an innocent man in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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police have arrested one of two african-american teenagers suspected of murder. correspondent dan springer has our top story from seattle tonight. >> reporter: 88-year-old delbert belton was a proud member of the greatest generation. as a teenager in the army, he fought on the beaches of okin a okinawa. he survived but only after taking a bullet in the leg. on wednesday night spokane, washington, police say belton, whom everyone called "shorty" was waiting in this parking lot for a friend to go bowling. that's when two teenagers allegedly robbed him and beat him in the head. >> it appears random. he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication t of -- that he would have known these people prior to the assault. >> belton died the next morning. the senseless death triggered a manhunt. police released surveillance photos of their suspect. they soon had one in custody. 16-year-old demetrius glen. still wanted is keenan adams
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kennard. both were convicted as juveniles for assault and now facing first-degree robbery and first-degree murder charges almost certainly as adults. shorty's friends and family are devastated. >> he was always kind of there for me when i needed him. >> delbert -- he really did save my life. he made it possible for me to get a job. >> friends quickly put up a makeshift memorial outside of the eagles lodge where shorty was attacked. a senseless beating allegedly at the hands of two teenagers. one of those teenagers is still on the loose. spokane police believe he's still in the area barely old enough to drive and they're urging him to turn himself in. the other suspect will have a court appearance on monday. >> we'll follow this story. dan, thank you. the australia baseball player who was attending college in oklahoma before being gunned down one week ago will be remembered in a memorial service
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tomorrow. three teenagers, two black, one white, have been charged in the death of 22-year-old chris lane. the san diego city council is meeting at this moment to decide the fate of embattled mayor filner. >> reporter: the city council is in a closed session considering whether to accept the settlement with liberal democrat bob filner. the first democratic mayor elected here in 20 years. the deal calls for filner to resign in exchange the city will pay some or all of his legal bills and cover damages due to his sexual misconduct, which included allegedly grabbing, gro groping, open mouth kissing and demanding sexual favors. this is how filner defended himself fix weeks ago. >> i express myself demonstrateively. i'mhugger of both men and women.
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>> reporter: no one wants to see taxpayers duped twice. embarrassed by the man elected eight months ago and then to pay his out of control behavior expenses. city council members may face some political blowback for backing the deal rather than letting voters take him out in a recall, which gathered 20,000 signatures in just five days. >> i'm opposed to paying any of bob filner's legal bills and i'm opposeded ed td to any financi. >> when my children ask me where were you when the public lynching of bob filner took place, i will tell them i was not an accessory. i will stand on the side of bob filner who stood on the side of us for 40 years. >> don't sell us out. if he doesn't resign today, today, then we will keep on getting the signatures and we will recall him. >> reporter: 18 women have accused the mayor of sexual harassment including three business executives, two
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military vets, a vice admiral and two singers. one filed a lawsuit. some attorneys believe the value of that lawsuit will fall when the monster inside me, filner, leaves and the victim is suing innocent taxpayers. the tawdry actions of filner, ex-congressman anthony weiner and eliot spitzer undermines the democratic brand. >> good retort for republicans to use when democrats raise the war on women issue against the gop. you know, that's what politics is about today. it's a war of sound bites. you've got to have a good one. well, thanks to filner and weiner and spitzer, the republicans now have a good sound bite retort. >> reporter: now today's vote could essentially end op"oprahopen opera by the sea.
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if it's accepted, we expect a special election to replace him in the next 90 days. back to you. >> william, thank you. a wildfire raging out of control crossed into yosemite national park in california. the blaze has forced evacuation of hundreds of people so far. it threatens about 4,500 residen residences. the fire has grown from 99 square miles to more than 165. it is still just 2% contained. convicted ft. hood shooter nadal hasan will die in captivi captivity. the only question is when and how. the panel in the court-martial convicted him of murdering 13 people at the base four years ago. we go live to ft. hood. hello, casey. >> reporter: good evening to you. they deliberated for about 6 1/2 hours and were unanimous in finding major hasan guilty on
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all 45 charges. 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. the prosecution had been working pretty hard all along to prove that this was a calculated attack providing witnesses and evidence to suggest hasan was targeting soldiers and wanted to kill as many as he could. the death penalty is an option now. the sentencing phase is scheduled to begin on monday. military officials say sentencing should take at least two days and the court will hear from family members of all 13 who were killed on this post back in 2009. they'll make impact statements to the panel which will no doubt be extremely emotional. they have been quiet since the verdict came down while others are talking about how they hope a conviction will prompt the department of defense to call this massacre what it was. >> this was an act of terror and we're here to support these victims and make sure as we move forward now that they get the
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things they are due. >> reporter: other lawmakers also chiming in today. u.s. senator from texas john cornyn releasing this statement "we must turn our attention to ensuring that the victims of this horrible tragedy and their families receive the full honors and benefits bestowed upon soldiers who are wounded or killed in overseas combat zones." classifying the attack here at ft. hood as something other than workplace violence gives the victims special things including purple hearts. something denied until now. the soldier that murdered 16 afghan soldiers last year will spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance for parole. staff sergeant robert bales already pleaded guilty in order to avoid the death penalty. jurors had the option to make him eligible for parole after 20 years. up next, president obama
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sends a message about what he is not willing to do in syria. here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. wsvn in south florida shows us how a sailboat and bridge got up close and personal in ft. lauderdale. wnyw in new york asks if the concept of water has a future in the big apple. water. really? and elsewhere. a live look at boston from fox 25. the latest on former football star aaron hernandez murder case. the suspect's cousin was in court today on a criminal contempt charge. that's tonight's live look outside of the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. i think she tried to kill us. [ sighs ]
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president obama is making it clear he's in no hurry to get america involved in a costly new war in syria. the president is not telegraphing, what, if anything, he intends to do about this week's alleged chemical weapons massacre. ed henry is traveling with the president and reports from scranton, pennsylvania. >> reporter: while both he and joe biden focused on domestic issues, on the international stage president obama found his credibility on the line as he used a cnn interview to comment about the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria that may have killed up to 1,800 people. >> when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale and again we're still gathering information about this particular event, it is very troublesome. that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating and
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needing to protect our allies. >> reporter: that was a nod to deliberation sources say are happening inside the administration over whether the u.s. military will use cruise missiles to punish syrian president bashar al assad yet the president has been talking tough for a long time and has only sent u.s. aid since one year ago this week when he vowed enormous consequences if syria crossed that red line. republicans like john mccain have charged the red line is really just a green light for assad and later in the cnn interview, the president was cautious about stronger u.s. intervention. >> sometimes what we've seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff, that does not turn out well. gets us mired in very difficult situations. >> reporter: the president was responding to a question about both syria and egypt where the military government has rejected american calls for stop the
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violence. >> we have to think through what is going to be in long-term national interest even as we work cooperatively internationally to do everything we can to put pressure on those who would kill innocent civilians. >> that reference to working through the united nations leads conservatives to believe the president will be reluctant to get more involved. >> it's hard to see how 1,000 or a couple hundred dead from a chemical weapon while deplorable would impact his calculus. >> reporter: the president's ambassador to the u.n. samantha power missed an emergency security council meeting on wednesday after initially refusing to say where she was officials now say she was on long planned personal leave in ireland and she requested the u.n. meeting go forward without her because she thought it was so important. bret? >> there's a radio station in ireland saying samantha power is at a charlie chaplain film festival in ireland today. do we know when she's coming back to the u.s.?
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>> reporter: i hadn't heard that. they said in her office that her deputy has been filling in and they are still on top of this situation but we expect she'll be back to work next week because this is obviously heating up. >> okay. ed, thank you. president obama is also tapping the brakes on demands by some that the u.s. suspend aid to egypt. this is the first friday since the supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested and it appears the resistance to the military led government may be running out of steam. we get the latest from our middle east newsroom. >> reporter: chanting "they killed our brothers with their bullets" thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters carried posters of dead comrades through the streets of cairo with much of the leadership in jail, the large numbers promised didn't materialize. those on the streets held up four finger symbolizing the square where brotherhood members
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camped out demanding reenstatement of their leader. nearly 1,000 people died in violence as gunmen stormed government buildings setting them ablaze ending in a violent standoff in a nearby mosque. the army established martial law. the army has no other choice, this man explained. even the army's decision to transfer him failed to generate much anger on the streets. >> with the brotherhood unable to turn out big numbers for demonstrations, many worry jihadist minded allies will turn to violence. the egyptian military has one the battle for cairo streets but the war against islamic militants in the country is just
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beginning. bret? >> thank you. still ahead, can anyone stop hillary clinton? will any democrat even try? first, your jaw will drop when you find out how much obama care will cost one of america's highest profile companies. you're not made of money, so don't overpay for at insurance. geico, you're not made of money, see how much you could save. ♪
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another one of america's big employers sounding the alarm over obama care. delta air lines says the health care costs could explode by $100 million in just one year. chief national correspondent breaks it down for us tonight. >> reporter: delta executive dealing with benefits said that
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his and other large companies reject one official's assertion that it will mean business as usual for them. he met with administration official earlier this we're and followed up with a letter that said make no mistake. the cost imposed on delta and our employees are very real and they are escalating. the cost of health care law and formal medical inflation would "mean that the cost of providing health care to our employees will increase by nearly $100 million next year. a small part of that cost is for medical inflation which the president argues the new law will curtail. one benefit the administration often trumpets letting children up to 26 staying on their parents' plan is a cost driver. >> that provision is popular because people think it's free. insurers have to cover these people under 26. it's like a free lunch. there's no such thing as a free lunch. >> reporter: that will cost delta $14 million next year
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which will raise premiums of all employees whether they have children or not. that is also the same provision that prompted u.p.s. to make working spouses get their insurance elsewhere. >> putting children up to the age of 26 on a family plan has raised the cost of family plans in many companies even in this past year. >> reporter: while the administration delayed the employer mandate, it did not delay the individual mandate so a lot of young, healthy delta employees who don't currently want insurance will have to sign up. >> that's going to cost an additional $14 million to delta, which again gets passed through in the form of higher premiums for their workers, higher fares for those that fly delta. >> reporter: then there's $63 tax on everyone in the country with health insurance. >> that's a $10 million a year tax on delta and delta employees that goes directly to other people. >> reporter: the delta letter complains about the tax saying
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it provides zero benefit to its workers and is simply a direct subsidy to the obama exchanges out of the pockets of delta employees. bret? >> all right, jim. thank you. bad news tonight for the housing markets. new home sales dropped almost 13.5% in july to the slowest pace in nine months. the dow made it two in a row on the positive side gaining 47 today. the s&p 500 was up seven. nasdaq gained 19. for the week, the dow lost about a half percentage point. the s&p 500 was up about the same amount. the nasdaq gained around 1.5%. as we referenced earlier, president obama talked about the economy today in scranton, pennsylvania. that just happens to be vice president biden's hometown. it also happens to have a problem with some of the president's priorities. >> reporter: scranton, pennsylvania, garnered the
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nickname the electric city pioneering the use of electric street cars. when coal lines dried up, so did prosperity. while national and statewide unemployment figures are working their which down, scranton is above both averages and still losing jobs. 9% unemployment in april jumped to 10.2% when the numbers came out in june. the remaining employers are mostly retail, hospitals and the colleges. one of them where president obama gave his talk about making tuition affordable. >> we can't price the middle class and everybody working to get in the middle class out of a college education. we're going to have to change how we do business. higher education is not a luxury. it's an economic necessity. every american should be able to afford it. >> reporter: people with whom we spoke in scranton feel the president is missing the mark. jobs first. until then, education is a luxury. >> can't afford anything really. higher education you can't get to work. >> for me i was laid off at my
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job so i'm back to school. that was hard. that's everybody around this area. it's hard. >> reporter: it's not like stimulus money has bypassed this area. one county here received almost $98 million in federal money to create and sustain employment. still, scranton is hemorrhaging jobs. bret? >> mike, thank you. al gore making things up. pope francis making phone calls and someone who works for you making noise about a coming race war. the grapevine is next. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle.
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a homeland security department employee has a unique hobby. promoting the mass murder of white people. a manager with the immigrations and customs enforcement branch of dhs. he's in charge of buying weapons and ammunition. the southern poverty law center uncovered that he runs the war on the horizon website containing inflammatory statements warning of an impending race war. "in order for black people to survive the 21st century, we're going to have to kill a lot of whites." all dhs employees are required to report side projects. told his supervisors he ran a website promoting concert and lecture videos.
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a spokesperson says accusations of misconduct are investigated thoroughly and if substantiated appropriate actions are taken. as of yesterday he was still employed. al gore made a claim about climate change last week that had scientists and other experts scratching their heads. "the washington post" says it's responsible for stronger storms saying the extreme events are more extreme. the hurricane scale used to be one through five and now they add a sixth. the national hurricane center and noaa have no plains to create a new category. pope francis has charmed catholics and noncatholics alike with his approachable, humble, informal style. and some of those who reached out to him directly have discovered he'll pick up the phone and call you back personally. he recently called an italian
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man who was mourning the loss of his brother. he also phoned a woman who sent him a book just to say thank you. so you might be caught off guard to hear the pope, the pope, on the other end of the phone. an italian newspaper is offering these conversation tips. avoid confrontational and controversial topics like vatican policy or scandal. ask how the pope is doing and the pope does like to talk about soccer. also, the paper says, don't ask for any favors. to many political observers, the democratic primary season for the 2016 presidential election is shaping up as more of a coronation than a contest. let's remember. anything can happen and it is only 2013. that said, chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us tonight that not everyone is ready to concede to hillary clinton just yet. >> reporter: hillary clinton dominates the 2016 polls and
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news. some headlines may hurt and potential rivals are emerging. former vermont governor howard dean who flamed out in the 2004 democratic primaries signaled he could support clinton. joe trippi ran dean's last campaign. >> hillary clinton has always been regarded as someone who puts her ideology aside to get the job done. in the purity of the left isn't good enough. >> reporter: minnesota u.s. senator got rave reviews in iowa pandering about her neighbor state's shared values with iowa. she's not ruled out a run and it would be a long shot but even a losing campaign well run can be smart politics. >> you are the state that has gained no gained notoriety for picking the president. we are the state that supply the country with vice presidents.
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>> reporter: vice president joe biden headlines next month saying he has a path to beat clinton. the gop mocks the president's current bus trip as launch of biden's 2016 bid and obama's third term in a new video slap. perhaps the most buzz on the far left is about massachusetts senator elizabeth warren being included in some 2016 polls and liberal bloggers and columnists are talking her up. whether benghazi, her husband, their past or present controversies including the new york city mayoral race and anthony weiner married to clinton's top aide, democrats are taking pause realizing that mr. clinton is not their only option. >> all right. thank you. again, a long way to go. don't let the weekend go by without signing up for the brand new fox news first. it's our free daily politics letter. if you haven't done so, do so now. just go to foxnews.com/foxnewsfirst. we'll put it in your e-mail and your inbox first thing monday morning. we're moments away from your
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>> there is no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale and again we're still gathering information about this pick event, but it is very troublesome. what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. >> the red line comment that you made was about a year ago this week. we know since then there have been things that should qualify for crossing that red line. >> i've got to say this. when we take action, let's just take the example of syria. there are rules of international law and if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work, and
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those are considerations that we have to take into account. this latest event is something that we have to take a look at. >> president obama went on to say in that interview "and we are we're still fighting in afghanistan." let's bring in our panel. jonah goldberg, charles lane, and charles. gentlemen. >> i think one of the things that comes clear from this is that he's very happy that public opinion is on his side about nonintervention and you can tell that he's in his comfort zone as he's all about declaring we don't want to do another iraq. that is the cultural thing that's going on here. and i think as charles said a couple times on the show on previous nights, i think at this point there isn't a lot that he can do. i think that through passivity and lack of leadership, the situation in syria is to the
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point where he's blessed with a limited number of options whereas before if he showed leadership on this, things might have been different. i do think that this idea that intervening or doing something would cause blowback and cause the world to dislike us even more is kind of ironic given that at least according to the polls i've seen, obama administration and america in general is less popular in the middle east and arab world today than when george bush left office. >> chuck, to hear some of those answers and there's more about the united states national interests both in terms of making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating and protecting our alleys and bases in the region, he was a little bit all over the place when it came to answering these questions on syria. >> he seemed to be sort of gathering up a huge grab bag of reasons why we want do it. international law made a brief appearance although i would
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argue that bashar al assad has violated international law in the course of this. he just doesn't want to do anything. that's been evident for months now. he's even willing to take the hit that comes from drawing a redline and then allowing assad to cross it and have no consequences. i think, you know, when a politician says as he said we got to take a look at that, that's a sure sign what he really means is i have no intention of doing anything. >> how does that translate, do you think, charles, in the middle east? >> it tells people that you do what you need to do. what america says has no importance. what russia says is important. will they supply you with arms and protect you at the u.n. by not allowing a resolution that would hold you back? is iran with you because iranians will bring in huge numbers of weapons and even revolutionary guards. is hezbollah on your side? that matters. it has helped the assad regime
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able to reclaim an important strategic outpost of hezbollah on the ground carrying guns entering into the fight and tipping the balance. that matters. when america says it doesn't. i think it is absolutely true obama has no intention of intervening and the idea he came up with today the one you showed about international law is really absurd. the idea that we ought to have a moral glide should the security council and blessing of the chinese and dictator in putin, the russians, who bit off a chunk of georgia a couple years ago sending in his army, these are the moral arbiters of what ought to be done in the world is really quite unbelievable. >> there wasn't any international law caveat in his redline statement. >> exactly. he was in the redline he tried to say america will make a decision on the basis of a moral
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principle that overrides all of us. clearly when the bluff is called, he has no intention of doing this. so now the principle, you don't gas people to death, disappears and he erases the redline and hides behind international law. >> you talk about public opinion. if you took a poll across america, there would not be much of a support at all for getting involved in syria. that said, when you talk about proliferation of chemical weapons, when you talk about national security interests and then humanitarian aspects of this, there are people who are saying, it's time to do more than we're doing. >> i agree with that. there's this incredibly passive aggressive style to obama's leadership. it's not even leading by behind. that's too much to ask for. it is simply letting events take care of themselves in a certain way and so he says in this
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interview, do we have it -- was there a coalition there that could help do something with intervening. you don't have coalition until you try to raise the coalition. you can't -- there's no evidence that he's eager to sort of change public opinion and move the country and get in front of this thing at all. he's perfectly happy to let it crumble apart. >> i'm struck. this is a difficult problem. let's not pretend it isn't. >> we're not sugar coating. it's tough. >> it could be the case that there's some element of this alleged gas attack that murky and needs to be verified. stepping back and looking at the big picture of what's going on, a huge opportunity to remove a very serious enemy of this country. assad regime. one alive with iran. people were rising up against that and threatening to take it off the board and president obama did not see that opportunity. i think beyond all of the humanitarian consequences, i think history is going to judge that harshly.
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>> it was repetition of what he did during the green revolution in iran where there was another opportunity. a gift from heaven of an uprising against the key opponent of all of america's goals, interests and values in the middle east and he did nothing. in fact, he sort of passively supported the regime against demonstrators. you're right. he had a second opportunity with syria, which would have undone the iranian coalition stretching all of the way from iran all of the way to lebanon and passed it up. history will judge this. to be fair, we don't know the extent of what we're doing. we know what they're publicly talking about but we don't know extent of what they're doing. >> we know when the redline was crossed earlier this year and administration accepted the fact that chemical weapons had been used, he said the calculus has change. i'm not going to send small arms
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and all reports we have is that no small arms have arrived. it's almost half a year now. >> last word? >> also, the moral principle that we were talking about earlier is one he established with libya. if you take and listen to what he said about libya on almost every issue, every criteria that he laid out for libya, applies tenfold in syria and he's doing nothing. so if moral principle worth enforcing one place and laying down that red line, that marker, it's hard to see how he defends not doing anything about syria. >> keep voting. you can see how it's tracking. we'll put it up from time to time. up next, friday "lightning round." we'll have a summary by the way at the very end.
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>> bret: this is a fox news alert. you are looking live in san
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diego. the san diego city council voted 7 to 0 on the terms of the settlement with mayor bob filner. he has resigned effective august 30th. city council accepted his resignation. he is speaking right now. let's take a listen. >> we had a structurally balanced budget, and we joined in a five year labor agreement which for the first time gives without further vilification of those that served our city. as you know i ran on a platform of neighborhoods, making them livable, walkable, bikable. >> bret: mayor filner is now as he is resigning august 30th is going through a list of things he accomplished at the beginning of this statement we're told he talked about the allegations of sexual harassment and and others. we're back with the panel lightning round changing around a little bit with this breaking news.
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filner resigning. >> neighborhoods. as long as you weren't in reaching distance of the woman of the mayor of those livable communities he should go, terrible to have free mail taxpayers to front the cost of it. >> i'm always a little unhappy when i get one of these deals where, in effect, the wrong doer gets to leverage his wrongdoing into some kind of financial benefit. it seems to me the best thing with this is let the legal process run its course. but, they have structure their deal. >> bret: charles? >> i'm concerned about the date of the resignation. by my calculations, that means is he in office for another week and the penalty is already set. that means he can grope with impunity for seven more days. women of san diego had better stay indoors until the 300th. >> lock up your daughters. >> bret: apologizees to accusers but denies harassing them. >> depends on what you mean by harassment clintonian.
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he did a lot of bad stuff. if this is a way to get him out it's worth of the money i suppose. >> what about we heard it in the piece earlier from larry sabato that democrats have a problem here with filner and weiner and spitzer and republicans have a potential retore rick to war on women charges. >> i think there is some truth to that. in 2006-2008, there was a lot of bad sex scandals for republicans and against republicans. seems to me that this should work against democrats in the same way. it's not entirely fair. doesn't speak to the actual bleeps or anything like that. it's politics. >> >> bret: shep? >> i think it's damaging to the democratic party brand. you thrown that guy eric what's his name who had resigned from congress for doing essentially the same thing nassau. there is a series of them here. i fully expect the republicans are trying to make something of it politically. >> charles?
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>> not sure how much of an effect it will have. pattern in journalism where augers see a republican caught with his trousers at his niece, you see the word republican in the first line of the piece. and then there is a parlor game that conservatives play. if it's a democrat, how deep in the piece is it before the persons are identified as a democrat. >> bret: i want to go one last quick round on 88-year-old delbert belton who was beton to death world war ii veteran in spokane, washington. >> great democratic senator and sociology gist once said that the single most important role of a society and of a family is to socialize young men. of any race it wasn't a question of race. young men. because if you don't socialize them and civilize them, you have got a problem that you cannot eradicate and you can't control. this is a failure of that happening in this instance and a lot of other instances. >> this is obviously
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horrific event, terrible tragedy and compounded by the fact that served so notably. this is the way he loses his life. i just don't want the excitement over cases like this to gloss over the fact that we have made tremendous progress against street crime in this country. the murder rate today is about half of what it was 20, 25 years ago. the streets are safer in this country that means fewer black young men are committing these crimes that we are talking about right now. >> bret: quickly joan that. he was beaten with flashlights. >> hideous crime. so is the shooting in oklahoma we wouldn't have been hearing about these as much as we had been in the aftermath of the zimmerman trial where the media tried to racialize everything and this is a blow back from that. >> bret: that's is it for(wom the panel but stay tuned for something that will
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>> bret: now some bing highlights four you. 149,000 votes tonight total. republicans and independence supported everything charles said concerning america's moral leadership in the world and when he was talking about the world's leadership in the world was the peak intensity. democrats agreed slightly less that the recent sex scandals will effect democratic office holders. second highest peak was concerned about the mayor of san diego being in office several more days. finally don't it has been the summer of celebrity babies. britain has prince george, hollywood has the kardashian west baby and now washington has a baby panda. a little more than an hour ago, the smithsonian's national zoo female panda gave birth to a tiny cub about the size of a stick of butter. for the past few weeks her zoo keeper expected she might be expecting like many moms to be she started
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of nesting. appeared to be practicing to be a mom. no name yet. as we take a live look, she is not moving. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. make a great weekend. this is the fox report. tonight, life or death. the army psychiatrist guilty of killing 13 and injuring dozens at fort hood now waits to learn his fate. moments ago san diego mayor bob filner agreed to resign after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment, something he denies. i was placed in the filner head lock. >> i got a very wet, is saliva filled kiss. >> scratch. >> i'm a hugger. >> jon: now, mayor bob filner will have to do his hugging on his own time.